This is how international press reported the Unilag/Mau students riot.
Their rage didn’t focus on rampant government corruption, increasing terrorist attacks or massive unemployment in Africa’s most p…opulous nation. Instead, it came down to simply a name. Students at the University of Lagos protested for a second day against a decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to rename the flagship school after a political prisoner who died in detention more than a decade ago. While acknowledging the country’s other problems, students said they felt the name of their university remained one thing they did have power to protect in “a nation where many expect so little from their elected leaders”. Source – Associated Press (AP) 30.05.2012